IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: metridin

Reaction: Preferential cleavage: Tyr, Phe, Leu; little action on Trp-

Other names: Metridium proteinase A; sea anemone protease A; sea anemone proteinase A

Comments: Digestive enzyme from the sea anemone Metridium senile.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-75-8


1. Gibson, D. and Dixon, G.H. Chymotrypsin-like proteases from the sea anemone, Metridium senile. Nature 222 (1969) 753-756. [PMID: 4389140]

2. Stevenson, K.J., Gibson, D. and Dixon, G.H. Amino acid analyses of chymotrysin-like proteases from the sea anemone (Metridium senile). Can. J. Biochem. 52 (1974) 93-100. [PMID: 4150616]

[EC created 1972]

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